By Yemisi Suleiman
The black dress is a classic piece for any woman’s wardrobe. Its versatility can not be overemphasized as it makes an appropriate choice for the office and a safe bet for meetings and for a night out. Black provides a slimming effect and can appear casual or dressy, based on how you accessorize.
Follow these five tips for a most effective and glam ways to wear black
Step 1: Getting it right
Wearing black close to the face can be draining and ageing, particularly if you are pale or slightly older. Soften the look with metallics or grey tones to lift your face.
Step 2: Brighten it up
Combining black with a bright colour can lift the look, as long as you balance the colour throughout the outfit- If you wear a colourful top, pick up that colour in the shoes and accessories.
Step 3: Black Lace
Wearing black lace is an effective way of making an area of the body look smaller than it actually is. If you are fuller figured in the bust or hips, black lace will break up the expanse by drawing lines through the body.
Step 4: Gothic
The gothic style is characterized by maxi length dresses and skirts, and high necks to elongate the body. Avoid high necks if you have a large bust as they will make your bust look larger.
Step 5: Little Black Dress
The LBDs are usually mini and strapless or knee length and one shouldered. Whichever style you go for, always complete the outfit with diamonds or diamante jewellery.